Career in Insurance Industry
Prospects for insurance agents are closely tied to the growth rate of the broader economy, so the slow but steady recovery from the recession is providing improved job opportunities and stability for professionals in this industry. Products sold by insurance agents include auto, health, home and life insurance. Commercial insurance agents also sell property damage and liability policies, employee and executive coverage and product liability. Insurance is a heavily regulated field and agents must be licensed by their state.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects insurance-agent employment growth of 10.4 percent between 2012 and 2022. That’s an additional 45,900 jobs that will need to be filled before the end of that period.